The school was established upon the proposal of Engr. Apolinar Y. Garcia and Atty. Claudio M. Aguilar during the meeting of the Board of Directors of then Bermuda Shopping Center now known as Benito-Raymunda Realty Corporation in August 1981. The idea was to develop the conjugal real properties of the late Don Benito R. Garcia and Dona Raymunda Yabut Garcia. The founders wish to contribute their best efforts toward the welfare and benefit of the youth through education.
On October 2, 1981, the school was formally approved by the incorporators, namely: Engr. and Mrs. Apolinar Garcia, Brgy. Captain and Mrs. George Garcia, Mrs. Adelina Nacalaban, Mr. and Mrs. Venusto Y. Garcia, Mr. and Mrs. Alfredo Y. Garcia, Dr. and Mrs. Hernando T. Mejia, Dr. and Mrs. Bernardo Resoso, Atty. and Mrs. Claudio M. Aguilar, and Don Benito R. Garcia. On October 19, 1981, the school was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission as Southern Philippines Academy, now Southern de Oro Philippines College, in its Articles of Incorporation under SEC. Reg.No. 101440.
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